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In Fedora 16 (gnome) I did it without any problems. But in Ubuntu 11.10(gnome) in System Settings -> Appearance I can't see any tab for fonts settings.

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By "gnome" you mean Gnome Shell? right?. –  Uri Herrera Dec 17 '11 at 21:20
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Install gnome-tweak-tool from the Software Center. Or the Terminal sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool if you feel adventurous ;).

Open it.

Then select Font.

Anti aliasing.

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It's in Spanish but you get the idea.

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to install it open terminal and sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool run this command –  VENKI Dec 17 '11 at 21:28
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you can use Xfce for font-aliasing purposes, i am giving you the link

http://everythingexpress.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/how-to-run-xfce-on-ubuntu-11-10-final/

Note: It is not present in ubuntu 11.10 by default

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No need for an external link, when you can just put the single command to install XFCE and even then you don't need ALL of IT, and LXappearence can be installed without installing all of LXDE for example and it will do the same.. –  Uri Herrera Dec 17 '11 at 21:27
    
it is not just installing , but configuring too.. –  sum2000 Dec 17 '11 at 21:28
    
He only wants to adjust the font AA and installing all of XFCE it's not the solution...He only needs to install xfce4-appearence-settings. –  Uri Herrera Dec 17 '11 at 21:35
    
I think there is no need to install Xfce only for xfce4-appearence-settings which do the same thing as Tweak Tool. Tweak Tool is good, but not so good effect as I want –  Z37 Dec 25 '11 at 21:00
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sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

run this command in the terminal and give the password and after installation press the super(windows) key there type "advance settings" you will find the application open it you will get the font option change it the way you like it.

further doubts see this.

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